The journey back to normalcy will likely be punctuated with stops and starts. But opportunities will emerge—and being in a position to capture the upside is key.
Many investors are jumping into small cap stocks seeking what we call “lottery ticket payoffs.” But we think this is a potential trap that investors need to be wary of. Head of Quantitative Strategies Michael Hunstad, Ph.D., explains
Our analysis indicates that prudent rebalancing can yield potential benefits in market drawdowns and subsequent recoveries.
While there is still a long path to recovery, global June flash PMIs confirmed we have passed the trough as contraction eased. The U.S. Employment report will be released next week, and the pressure is on for Britain and Japan to come up with a deal.
Sharp improvements in global manufacturing and service sector activity was balanced with evidence of a still weak labor market as the virus notably strengthened in the U.S. Warnings from the Federal Reserve that some large U.S. banks may push minimum capital levels in worst-case pandemic scenarios underscored virus economic headwinds, while reports of increased trade tensions added to risk asset pressures.
Special Covid-19 Series: Ways for Advisors to Manage and Inspire Newly Remote Teams –– With Kelli Cruz
Could you use some tried-and-true advice to help your team adapt to remote work? In this episode, Kelli Cruz of Cruz Consulting Group discusses how to engage, manage, and inspire your team while working remotely and how to set up your advisory practice for growth that can continue outside of the COVID-19 crisis.
How should you advise clients who are going into a fight, flight, or freeze response to the market volatility? In this episode, Laura Gregg and David Partain are joined by Dr. Sarah Newcomb, director of behavioral science at Morningstar and talk about productive client conversations.
The worldwide protests calling for racial justice and equity have been a wake-up call for us all and the lack of diversity in the wealth management space has been noted for years. In this episode, Connie Lindsey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Northern Trust talks about the importance of better educating people on the important difference between equality and equity and what leaders can do to provide support and drive change.
The first half of 2020 has been unexpected, to say the very least. Our outlook for the year quickly became obsolete with the rapid spread of COVID-19 and accompanying lockdowns across the globe, which have stymied economic activity and caused an unprecedented destruction of demand.
Do you know how to show your clients that you’re present and at their service? Do you know how to approach questions about portfolio performance right now? In this episode Mark LaVoie, Vice President at Prosek Partners, discusses communication strategies for advisors to adopt during the pandemic. Mark shares which conversations to have –– and not have –– with clients right now along with ways to use email, video, and social media.